Washington History

Washington History (1989-present, and successor to the Records of the Columbia Historical Society, 1897-1989) is the only scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the history of our nation’s capital. Written and edited by distinguished historians and journalists, Washington History is filled with scholarly articles, reviews, and a rich array of images.

washington-history-fall-2016-cover-final-thumbnailFall 2016 Issue

Becoming “Wachintonians” Salvadorans in the Washington, D.C., Metropolitan Area, by Ana Patricia Rodríguez

Picturing Metro A Look Back at the Photographs of Phil Portlock, by John DeFerrari

Asian and Asian American Students in the Washington, D.C., Public Schools during the Segregation Era, by Antoinette J. Lee

William Metzerott and the D.C. Music Trade, by Rachel Christian

A subscription to Washington History (two issues per year) is one of the most valued benefits of our members. Membership is currently available at two levels. Annual Membership includes Washington History and these benefitsMembership Plus includes online access to all past issues of both Washington History and the Records of the Columbia Historical Society and these benefitsFor institutional subscription information, please contact info@dchistory.org.

amazon logoCurrent issues are available for purchase at the Historical Society’s Kiplinger Research Library and Politics & Prose Bookstore. Current and remaining past issues are available from the Historical Society web store on Amazon.com.

Search Washington History through JSTOR or see a complete list of the tables of contents. Please note, JSTOR access is available in the Kiplinger Research Library as well as off-site to those who are members at the Membership Plus level.

Submission Guidelines
The editors of Washington History welcome submissions of essays as well as books, films, and exhibits to review. Please view the submission guidelines and contact the editor for further information at editor@dchistory.org.

Advertising in Washington History is an excellent way to reach a local audience passionate about Washington as well as support the Historical Society’s over 120-year publishing history. View the advertising rate sheet or contact managing editor Jane Freundel Levey for more information.

Editorial Board

Sally Lichtenstein Berk, Kenneth R. Bowling, Mary Beth Corrigan, J. Kirkpatrick Flack, C. Joseph Genetin-Pilawa, Matthew B. Gilmore, Michael Harrison, Don Hawkins, Mary D. Hewes, Christopher Klemek, Richard Longstreth, Edna Greene Medford, Alfred A. Moss, Jr., George Derek Musgrove, Joseph P. Reidy, Kim Prothro Williams

Chris Myers Asch, Editor
Jane Freundel Levey, Managing Editor
John DeFerrari, Review Editor

Upcoming Events

Sat 25
Sat 25
Sun 26

Palisades Photo Walk

March 26 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT
$20.00 - $30.00